Question Double NAT - How to access server without port forwarding.

kawaelias

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I've been reading about this for days, but i just can't figure out exactly what i need to do. If i wanted to access my plex server, but im unable to port forward (no access to main router) how would i go about doing this? I've read about reverse tunneling, also tried to make an OpenVPN server, but as far as i've gathered that requires port forwarding aswell. I suppose my main problem is i don't actually know what the term for what i want is, so googling is hard.

Main building router is inaccessible, i have my own router hooked up to it, that one i have full control of (my router is also running DD-WRT). I have my server and plex running on it locally. How do i make it accessible outside without port forwarding?

Thanks for the help!
 

HemanthTG

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For what purpose are you gonna use it? If GTA V, then download NordVPN and use Peer to Peer option. It will make the NAT type moderate
 

kawaelias

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Im hosting my own servers. Minecraft, plex, etc. Normally i'd need to port forward to access them outside the network, i wanna know if there is an alternative since port forwarding isn't an option for me atm.
 
The only way I can think to do this is that you need to have a vpn tunnel initiated by your system to a system that has a public ip address (server in the cloud at a host, etc). Then because this 'public' system can see your system, it could route the packets to your system.
 

kawaelias

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The only way I can think to do this is that you need to have a vpn tunnel initiated by your system to a system that has a public ip address (server in the cloud at a host, etc). Then because this 'public' system can see your system, it could route the packets to your system.
I see, so i've been on the right track already. It seems i'll need a service like ngrok or remote.it.
 

kawaelias

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Yeah, and by the time you do that, you might as well just get a host so you don't have to have a system at home to do it all.
Hehe, that won't happen. I like doing this, and especially during these times one could argue i have nothing better to do haha! Thanks for the help guys!
 

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